You-review-it Monday: 'A Very Phoenix Xmas' and more

December 1, 2013
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Yes, I watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (and live tweeted it @louharry) and overindulged in food over the holiday weekend. 

And, after that, I was thrilled to see that I wasn't the only one hungry for live entertainment. Both the Phoenix Theatre's "A Very Phoenix Xmas: Angels We Have Heard While High" and ComedySportz's adults-only show "A Christmas Carol Unscripted" had packed houses Friday evening (more on both in an upcoming column). 

I also caught up on a pile of movies over the weekend, including "12 Years a Slave," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "Enough Said," "Great Expectations," and "The Company You Keep." Watch for my roundup of the best movies of the year as soon as I get through another 10 or so contenders.

Speaking of movies, watch for an IBJ Night at the Movies sneak preview announcement coming soon, right here on the blog. 

How about you? 

Did you take your out-of-town guests to see the Matisse show at the IMA? Check out "Ice Age Giants" at the Indiana State Museum (see my review here)? Continue the holiday tradition of visiting the IRT's "A Christmas Carol"?

What did you do on the A&E front over the holiday weekend?


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  2. Why do we blame the unions? They did not create the 11 different school districts that are the root of the problem.

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  4. I'm sure Indiana is paradise for the wealthy and affluent, but what about the rest of us? Over the last 40 years, conservatives and the business elite have run this country (and state)into the ground. The pendulum will swing back as more moderate voters get tired of Reaganomics and regressive social policies. Add to that the wave of minority voters coming up in the next 10 to 15 years and things will get better. unfortunately we have to suffer through 10 more years of gerrymandered districts and dispropionate representation.

  5. Funny people telling poor people how bad the other rich people are wanting to cut benefits/school etc and that they should vote for those rich people that just did it. Just saying..............